Pioneer the Possible – from Stockholm to Sharm el-Sheikh and beyond

Thursday 2 June
15:30 - 17:00 CEST
Stockholmsmässan, Stage 2  |  Livestream

Organizers: Business Sweden – The Swedish Trade and Invest Council


This high-level event gathers front-running business leaders, academia and governmental officials to discuss pioneering solutions to mitigate the urgent climate crisis. It also highlights the opportunities that the transition brings and focuses on the innovations in place to speed up pace, accelerate the industry transition into circular and decarbonized value chains and enable a just transition, sustainable economic growth and job creation.

The event aims to act as an inspirational springboard for accelerated actions towards COP27 and beyond. Participants include Afry, Chatham House, Einride, H&M Group, Hitachi Energy, Inter IKEA, Polestar, Ragn-Sells, Re:NewCell, SSAB, Tetra Pak, UNEP, Volvo Cars and Youth Task Force.

15.30 –15.35 Welcome and introductions – High level participants

Welcome address by host Business Sweden

Moderator: Elin Bergman COO of Cradlenet & co-founder of Nordic Circular Hotspot

15.35 –15.50 Welcoming remarks by Annika Strandhäll, Minister for Climate and the Environment of Sweden

  • Remarks by high-level representative from Kenya (TBC)
  • Remarks by high-level representative from Egypt –Road to COP27 (TBC)

15.50-16.05 Urgent needs and necessary actions

  • Representatives from Academia, Civil society and UNEP discuss the urgent needs and necessary circular actions needed to meet the global challenges and the climate crisis.

Panel participants:

  • Björn Fondén, Diana Garlytska, Zuhair Ahmed Kowshik, Youth Task Force
  • Dr. Patrick Schröder, Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House
  • Elisa Tonda, Head of the Consumption and Production Unit, UNEP

16:05 –16.20 Pioneering the Possible – mobility of the future

Panel participants:

  • Robert Falck, Founder, Einride
  • Fredrika Klarén, Head of Sustainability, Polestar
  • Jonas Otterheim, Head of Climate Action, Volvo Cars
  • Erik Persson, Segment Manager – Transport & Infrastructure, Hitachi Energy

16:20 – 16.35 Pioneering the Possible – textiles as a sustainable resource

Panel participants:

  • Leyla Ertur, Head of Sustainability, H&M Group
  • Harald Cavalli-Björkman, Chief Growth Officer, Re:NewCell
  • Henrik Tegnér, EVP & Head of Strategy and Sustainability, AFRY

16:35 –16.55 Pioneering the Possible – reuse, reduce and recycle for a sustainable world

Panel participants:

  • Ulf Johansson, Global Wood Supply and Forestry Manager IKEA
  • Eija Hietavuo Group VP Corporate Affairs, Tetra Pak
  • Linnea Sellberg, Group VP Corporate Affairs, Ragn-Sells
  • Martin Pei, EVP & CTO, SSAB

16.55-17.00 Closing remarks

  • Moderator & Business Sweden

Contact person: Asli Sungur ( or Franca Mafael-Lippitz (

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